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Viburnum x burkwoodii

Photo Courtesy of Michael Dirr

Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Anne Russell'

A backcross of V. x burkwoodii and V. carlesii.  The selection was made in 1951 by John Russell at L.R. Russell Ltd., Richmond Nurseries, Windlesham, England and named after his wife.  Compact in habit, growing 6'(7') high and wide.  Habit is more rounded and self scaffolding than V. x burkwoodii.  Abundant pink buds open to 3" white, fragrant flowers.  At our nursery, it has bloomed a few days before V. x burwoodii.  Reported to have survived -30°.  Zone 4

USDA Hardiness Zone:



6 Feet


6 Feet

Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Anne Russell' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Rounded
  • Compact

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Red, yellow, orange, and green

Flowering Season

  • Early to mid May

Fragrant Flowers

  • Yes


  • Red to black
  • Sparse
  • Persistant